Are you interested to learn more about, how you can use SAP BusinessObjects BI Solutions in combination with your SAP ERP system ?
Most people will be aware that Crystal Reports is able to leverage your SAP ERP or your SAP All-in-One system as a data source. You can find the BusinessObjects and SAP Part 4.
In addition you can also enable Xcelsius but using Live Office as a middle layer and in that way you are able to create dashboards on top of your ERP system. For a complete walkthrough you can take a look here.
But what if you are interested in leveraging Web Intelligence or SAP BusinessObjects Explorer in combination with your SAP ERP system and you have not implemented SAP BW as your datawarehouse solution ?
In such a situation you can leverage SAP Rapid Marts.
SAP Rapid Marts are best practice blueprints that deliver ETL mappings and initial reporting content for enterprise applications like SAP ERP, PeopleSoft, or Oracle EBS. SAP Rapid Marts are not replacing a datawarehouse solution but you might be in a situation where a complete datawarehouse solution is not required, but instead you require a simple and fast implementation based on a data mart approach which allows you to quickly gain insight into your data.
You can find further details on the available Rapid Marts for SAP here:
- SAP BusinessObjects BI Solution Architecture for SAP ERP
- SAP BusinessObjects BI Solution Architecture for SAP ERP (Recorded Webinar)
- SAP BusinessObjects Rapid Marts for SAP Solutions
I hope the material helps you to understand the different options that are available to you to enable a complete SAP BusinessObjects BI suite for your SAP ERP system.